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Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

Posted by Curtis Turchin, M.A., D.C. on Jun 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Stroke. Sports injuries. Anxiety. Car accidents. At first glance, these differing incidents have little in common.

However, recent studies have shown that brain and nervous system disorders resulting from these conditions and incidents could have a common treatment: low-level laser therapy

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, Mental Health, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research

New Mental Health Guidelines for Young Athletes

Posted by Athletic Edge on Mar 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Playing sports can not only take a toll on an athlete's physical health, but also his or her mental health. The National Athletic Trainers' Association is putting a spotlight on mental health issues in young athletes--from anxiety and depression to eating disorders and drug/alcohol abuse. As athletic trainers, we're there at the frontlines, and it's our role to spot risky behaviors and refer our players so they can get help. This article from USA Today features the recently released guidelines. 

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Topics: Young Athletes, Mental Health

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